PRESSER LIVE: City v Watford - Hanley, Pukki, Cantwell injury doubts
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Daniel Farke previewed Norwich City’s Championship game against Watford - and we had all the key lines first from a video chat with the boss at Colney.
City will seal the title with a victory over their nearest challengers at Carrow Road on Tuesday night. Norwich go into the game with an eight point cushion and a place already secured in the Premier League next season despite a 3-1 weekend defeat to Bournemouth.
But overnight confirmation of a proposed European Super League project, with six of the top flight's elite on board, has shook the professional game.
Farke was pressed repeatedly for his view but declined to add to the reaction until more detail becomes clear on the potential impact ahead of the Canaries' return to the big time.
On the pitch, Farke confirmed he has late calls on Grant Hanley (ankle), Teemu Pukki (knee) and Todd Cantwell (adductor).
Dimitris Giannoulis is suspended after his red card on Saturday but Farke revealed an appeal is underway to get his three-game ban reduced.
Adam Idah and Michael McGovern re-joined full team training last week. Idah could come into Farke's thoughts for the matchday squad if Pukki is ruled out.
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Christoph Zimmermann is doing his rehab after a recent hamstring injury and Farke still holds out a glimmer of hope he can be back before the end of the season next month.
Sam Byram (hamstring) and Ben Gibson (ankle) are longer term absentees. Midfielder Lukas Rupp (hamstring) is another out for the season after suffering a recurrence of a previous hamstring problem.
Rupp does not require surgery for a tendon issue but is expected to be out for four to five weeks.
Moritz Leitner is not part of the plans.
Farke spoke to the media remotely from Colney.
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